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't it cold? >> dark and cold. >> reporter: careen jared lewis, a science teacher, made sure that her son didn't miss his school work even though school was closed. >> we're not here only for homework, but for warmth, and to be around people. >> reporter: libraries like this one have become sort of a refuge. but it's a refuge that closes at 9:00 p.m. freport, new york. >>> after days of unrelenting rain, sea water flooded streets and squares in venice, italy. leaving it nearly 60% under water. the flood waters left it nearly impossible to distinguish between the famous canals and streets and sidewalks. much of italy has been hit by bad weather in the past week. >>> the ipad mini makes its debut in stores today. apple's latest tablets started selling in new zealand and asia this morning. it measures 7.9 inches diagonal diagonally. more than a million minis will fly off the shelves on the first weekend. >>> in sports, the san diego chargers take it to the chiefs last night. chiefs quarterback matt castle coughs up the ball in the end zone and san diego jumps on it for the touchdown. on kansas ci
: kareem jarrett-lewis, a science teacher made sure her son, amani, didn't miss his school work, even though school was closed. >> we're here not only for homework but for warmth, and i guess to be around people. >> reporter: these librarie libraries have become a sort of refuge, scott, but they're a refuge that close at 9:00 p.m. >> pelley: seth, thanks very much. a chemical fire at the scene of a train derailment newer louisville, kentucky, is now down to what's called a controlled burn. it started as an explosion yesterday. workers used a blow torch ignited the fumes that were leaking from a tanker car. self of them were badly burned. the storm washed away homes here on long beach island, but not the memories. that story is next. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. boom! get it! spin! oh nice hands! now this is my favorite play! oh! [ male announcer ] share what you love, with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. they're grrreat! it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedh
. what is a superstition? >> a belief or an action that is inconsistent with science. it needs to be aimed at bringing about good luck or avoiding bad luck. >> reporter: count yourself lucky if you're not superstitious. connecticut college psychologist stewart says most people are. in a world where we prize science, it may not be something to be proud of. >> i think only 40% of americans believe in evolution. >> reporter: what percent of americans believe in superstition. >> over half of americans have some kind of superstition that they believe in. >> reporter: so more americans have some specific superstition than believe in he have heution. >> that's right. that's not a good thing. >> reporter: a new cbs news poll for sunday morning finds more than half of all americans, knock on wood to avoid bad luck. 16% won't open up as indoors. 13% carry a good luck charm. and one in ten avoids black cats. at halloween we even have a holiday that celebrates our superstitions. nowhere are they celebrated more than here at the blood manor haunted house in new york city where you're surrou
bionic leg this week in a demonstration of strength and science. >> jack built a house? >> reporter: when zac vawter heads out for a walk with his family, his amputated leg is no big deal. >> i'm not sure they remember dad with a normal leg, so it's just the way it is. >> reporter: but what he wants to do now, with a different leg, is a very big deal. it could help in changing the lives of thousands of amputees who have lost a leg. it involves this experimental leg, that like the real thing, obeys signals from his brain. but his story starts with a 2009 motorcycle accident that cost him his leg from the knee down. vawter knew about experimental surgeries so he persuaded neurosurgeons to save nerves from the amputated leg and attach them above the knee. he reached out to dr. levi hargrove at the center for bionic medicine. he wanted a chance at this leg. >> we have electrodes or sensors, antennas o his muscles. he thinks about bending his knee or benning his ankle. we decode those signals and send a command to the center. >> reporter: the $8 million is funned by the military, anxious to fi
the whole thing. [ laughter ] a man known as the hooked on science guy, he was trying to demonstrate how you can use a small explosion to carve a pumpkin on an evansdale, newscast. we filled it up with a chemical formula. when he ignited it, well, the whole pumpkin just flew. >> i love that. >>> still ahead tonight, we have seen five uniform -- university of the maryland athletes lose their season to knee injuries this year. we'll have a look at how you can keep your kids safe when they compete. >>> but first an update on the tree that can condemn the house of one of our colleagues. and the super storm sandy hit hard. >>> we're back with the update of the impact of super storm sandy earlier on our own. we showed you the video earlier. and that tree came to rest on his bed. about 10 minutes after his wife had gotten up. and bruce has an update for us tonight. >> reporter: in a disaster, you would take comfort in small things. and my family, they are just overjoyed that the crane is here. days after the storm to take that tree off of our house. now there are so many broken houses that it i
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